GDA 10th Anniversary
2018 is the GDA's 10th anniversary (our constitution was signed 30th April 2008). We will be planning a series of events during this year and also evolving as we focus on raising awareness and changing attitudes around disability in the Community and Businesses (not primarily the government).
what have we achieved in 10 year - find out more http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog/2017/06/10-years-gda/
find out more on our news blog http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog/
or social media
GDA open meeting - Preventing disability discrimination – making it real
Please join us at Les Cotils 7-9pm for our next meeting which is open to all.
Preventing disability discrimination – making it real
What’s involved, and why is it taking so long?
“Rights” have always topped the polls of GDA members’ priorities. But what rights? - and how can they be protected? Why the delays?
What are the States’ plans and what difference might those plans make to our lives?
The session on 27th March, led by Rob Platts and Karen Blanchford, will be a facilitated group discussion designed to broaden understanding of the subject and to seek members’ views on key issues.
Through discussion, and through real life examples, Rob and Karen aim to bring the subject alive.
A second session is planned where members will be able to gain a greater understanding of, and voice their opinion about, the key issues involved in developing the Guernsey’s disability discrimination legislation.
find out more on our blog http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog
Disability & Inclusion strategy Highlight reports
The States Disability Officer highlight report on the progress of the Disability & Inclusion strategy can be found here. it is in two formats: one new easy to read format and the other project management update.
Please Support the GDA
The GDA needs your help, we are looking for support from the community in a number of ways: £ donations/sponsorship, time - Volunteering, expertise - are so a communications or marketing expert? do you have book keeping experience? may you have great event management skills?
find out more at
GDA Marketing & PR Director
The Executive Board is seeking an experienced marketing director to provide advice and expertise in relation to branding, marketing, PR and strategic communication. This is a voluntary role.
One of our main goals is to change how the Guernsey community thinks about disability, this role would be vital in providing strategic guidance on that topic and managing local media in relation to our We All Matter Eh? campaigns (www.matter.gg) and GDA projects (www.gda.org.gg)
Friends of the GDA - Fundraising team
The Guernsey Disability Alliance (GDA) and We All Matter Eh? has set up a new fundraising team called the Friends of the GDA we would like to hear from experienced and non-experienced fundraisers be part of the team, providing the team with strong delivery skills, project management (a completer finisher!). Skills required include event management, social media, sales both written and face to face and good old enthusiasm. If you are interested please contact email@example.com or Karen@gda.org.gg
The GDA and We All Matter Eh is looking for a book keeper to assist with financial administration including Quarterly returns, pay, maintaining balance sheet, banking fundraising etc
Reporting to our Treasurer this volunteer role is critical to supporting the work on the charity and supporting the Executive board
GDA are seeking a new Chair
The GDA is seeking a new chair to lead us through the next phase of our work, taking us up to June 2020. This is a leadership and governance role, guiding our Board ad three service areas:
•Thought Leader – Social Policy led by Dr Rob Harnish and Rob Platts MBE
•Members services – led by Trudi Kent
•Partnership services (businesses and the community) – led by Karen Blanchford
To find out more or book in for a coffee please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Karen on 07781 467 316
Find out more here http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog/2018/06/seeking-chair-gda/
GDA Members Meeting (Open to all)
Our next members meeting is at Les Cotils from 7pm-9pm. We invite all members of the public to join us to find out more about the Accessible Town Project and share your thoughts on how to improve access in shops/cafes and within the town area. Please email email@example.com to confirm attendance or find out more.
GDA - AGM
We invite all members and interested parties to attend our AGM at Les Cotils from 7pm - 9pm. Find out more on our newsblog at www.gda.org.gg
Purple Tuesday is the UK’s first accessible shopping day, established to recognise the importance and needs of disabled consumers, raise awareness of the value of the Purple Pound, and promote inclusive shopping.
Taking place on 13th November 2018 to coincide with the run up to the peak Christmas period, Purple Tuesday has been created and co-ordinated by disability organisation Purple. In Guernsey the day is being recognised as an important stage leading up to the Accessible Christmas shopping and Lights day on Monday 3rd December. It provides the coordinating team of partners with opportunity to focus on the Purple Pound, Accessibility, Raise Awareness and provide hints and tips on how to improve businesses physical, online, signage access as well as customer service. Find out more out www.accessibletown.gg
IDPwD - International Day of Disability
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is annually observed on 3rd December. In 2017 Guernsey celebrated the day with our Make A Change project
You can find out more about IDPwD on the We All Matter Eh? website and the UN website. Find out more at www.gda.org.gg
Accessible Christmas shopping and lights
Join us in town from 6pm in the market to enjoy entertainment, refreshments and the lights as part of our first accessible celebrations in town. Find out more on www.accessibletown.gg
GDA Members Christmas Party
Join us for our end of year celebrations at Les Cotils from 7pm. Please ensure you confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org to allow for catering.